WHY WE PRAISE? IS PRAISE AN OPTION? OR IS PRAISE A NECESSITY?
Here are some answers/quotes from a book on “The Effects of Praise” by Andrew Wommack.
chapter one: “Why we praise”
Praise is a necessity, as we see in Deuteronomy. (28:45-48)
We see how seriously God looks at praise from His people.
…but a lack of joy and gladness of heart was included in their sin. They were not thankful for the abundance f things God had given them. praise was not being returned unto God.
He is worthy of our praise. (psalm 107:1,8; 29:2; 66:4; 7:17; 50:23; 34:1; 103:1)
I like Psalm 100:4 That is the way our relationship with Him should be. “Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.”
Praise brings pleasure to God
Our number one priority is to be loving God personally-…It’s not enough just to give God our tithes; we need to give God our hearts.
God created man (human beings) because He wanted someone to fellowship with, commune with, and to have pleasure in.
praise is God’s will for us. (Revelation 4:11)
Peace is a benefit of praise. (Philippians 4:4-7)
When you are praising God, a supernatural peace will follow, a peace that no man can understand or explain. There is no physical reason for it, but the peace of God will keep your heart and mind.
If your mind is stayed on God, you will have perfect peace.
Praise is strength (Psalm 8:2)
The strength is specifically to be used against ur enemy.
If sickness tries to come upon your body, instead of spending so much time dealing with the devil and making that your priority begin to praise God and thank Him for the healing that has been promised to you. The medical profession has statistics that show that a happy and joyful person is much healthier than a person who is morbid, sad, and depressed.
Praise God for healing you, and let the joy of the Lord be your strength.
Praise blesses the Lord
Jesus gave priority to a personal relationship with God.
the way we establish this personal relationship with God is not limited to praise, but I believe that praise is the way to begin this love relationship with God.
If you don’t have a real revelation of God’s love for you, or even if you do but you want more, just begin setting aside a specific time each day to praise Him. I guarantee you’ll enter into a deeper level of intimacy with Him and the rest of your day will go a whole lot better!